Jul 12th 2011 10:42PM "Not increasing the debt would be disastrous to the country."
Usually, if you have a debt problem, the first step is to CUT BACK, not make your debt larger.
Mar 21st 2011 7:43PM Yeesh, just like clockwork, people who are more concerned about what other people choose as their car and even go on to be insulting to those who disagree. How about all of you fanboys and fangirls LAY OFF and LET EVERYONE CHOOSE WHAT THEY WANT FOR THEIR OWN REASONS?
So someone prefers a Lexus over a Cadillac or a Buick. So what? Why are you all worried about what other people choose? Oh, is it because you're concerned that GM will fall if you guys don't parade around and ineffectively coerce people to try them out over the internet?
Look, let GM make their vehicles their own way and let them earn their customers on their own, from people who will given them a chance. Leave those who choose not to buy GM alone. If it's their loss, okay then, so it is IN YOUR OWN OPINION WITH YOUR OWN PREFERENCES THAT MAY NOT NECESSARILY COINCIDE WHAT OTHERS DESIRE.
That's the thing about choices; there will be people who will choose what you don't agree with, but that shouldn't matter and it's not YOUR choice to begin with.
And, FYI, I own a GMC because they offered what I wanted.
Mar 6th 2011 6:30PM Oh dear, an attempt to do something that really amounts to doing nothing.
Look, the problem with people using a word in an offensive manner is not going to be solved by campaigning to get rid of that word. Seriously, does doing that EVER work?!
Think about it: once you get rid of that one word, what's going to stop mean people from finding another word that can hurt just as bad?
No, campaigning against a word won't accomplish anything. If you want the kind of change you are talking about, then it's PEOPLE that must change.
And, ultimately, perhaps most frustratingly, everyone has to make that choice by themselves in their own good time.
Plus, people also have to learn not to pay attention to those who are mean and hurtful; it's called growing a thick skin. Let's face it, the world is full of offensive things. You have to learn to deal with it in healthy and reasonable ways.
Trying to eliminate a word from usage doesn't strike me as reasonable and being serious about it certainly isn't a healthy way to deal with it.
Dec 27th 2010 4:41PM "Hollywood studios, terrified, stuck largely to formula this year ... But something weird happened on the way to the box office: the formulas failed to work. People stayed away from many of the movies that were supposed to be surefire hits and made hits out of movies that didn't fit the usual mold."
And this is a surprise?
Look, in the entertainment business, you've got to stay fresh, that means you must take creative risks!
Stick to a formula long enough, it becomes stale and people will find something better to do with their time.
That may explain why movies that didn't fit the "mold" ended up being hits. People watched those ill-fitting movies because they offered something different, I.E. FRESH AND NEW.
It's like breakfast cereal. You may have a favorite flavor of cereal. But if you eat it every day, you are going to get sick of it and will clamor for something else.
Nov 24th 2010 10:45PM rini6 said: "Sure, it's not 'normal' to skip Thanksgiving. But do we all have to be sheep?"
The interesting part of your argument is what motivates the decision.
For instance, you have a person who doesn't want to be a sheep, so he refuses to follow. But, the question to ask would be that of his convictions; did he refuse to partake because it was HIS decision based on his own thoughts and feelings or did he refuse because he doesn't want to look like sheep to others who decided not to follow for THEIR reasons?
You know where I'm getting at, don't you? To not want to follow merely to satisfy others is exactly the same kind of behavior as following because others are doing it.
I'm not a sheep, but I celebrate Thanksgiving and the traditions established for that holiday because I LIKE IT AND ENJOY IT FOR MY OWN REASONS. I don't do it because others do it, I don't do it because others want me to and I don't do it to spite those who disagree.
Selfish? Sure is. But following your own path is a selfish act in the end.
Nov 15th 2010 10:47PM "I can understand being a little more commercial to stay on the air, but they need better writers....or actors! These scenes are way too awkward and shouldn't be." -- Exactly! There's nothing wrong with product placement so long as it's done in a way that does not divert attention from the flow of the story. How it's done on these spots in the middle of a television program is not only cringe-inducing but is very distracting and adds virtually nothing to the story. Egregious product placement is about as bad as deliberate attempts to cover up branding in a way that would never be done realistically.
Sep 12th 2010 2:07AM No doubt crafted by those talented 5-year olds in a sauna shop in China.
If I need athletic footwear, I'd rather get New Balance. Made in USA.
Mar 17th 2010 9:19PM Well, look at the positive.
Although the kids didn't see 123 or the ABCs, they got a glimpse about the birds and the bees.
Mar 2nd 2010 8:48PM "Windows XP is not terribly different from Windows 95 in many ways."
If you ignore the fact that Windows 95 and Windows XP have some substantial differences in how they run, then yeah, they're not that different.
The substantial difference: 95 was not built off the NT codebase.
Mar 2nd 2010 8:39PM Why not?
The C64 has some great classic games.
Just hope your diskettes and cassettes are still good (as well as the 1541 drive and the Datasette deck).